Organized Crime Statute of Limitations

What is Organized Crime?

Organized crime refers to criminal activities that are carried out by groups or organizations. These groups often have a hierarchical structure, with leaders at the top who make decisions and give orders to lower-level members. Organized crime groups can be involved in a wide variety of criminal activities, including:

They may also engage in other illegal activities such as illegal gambling, prostitution, and fraud. Organized crime groups often use violence, intimidation, and corruption to further their goals and protect their interests. They can also infiltrate legitimate businesses and corrupt public officials to further their illegal activities. Organized crime is a serious problem that can have a significant impact on communities, businesses, and individuals.

The main organized crime groups in the United States are typically divided into three categories: traditional organized crime, street gangs, and transnational criminal organizations.

Traditional organized crime groups, also known as La Cosa Nostra, are typically associated with the Italian-American Mafia. These groups are known for their involvement in activities such as racketeering, extortion, and loan sharking.

Street gangs are also considered to be organized crime groups and they are involved in activities such as drug trafficking, racketeering, and firearms offenses.

Transnational criminal organizations are groups that operate across national borders and engage in activities such as drug trafficking, human trafficking, and money laundering.